Now I’ve never played any of the games relating to the Silent Hill franchise, but I have seen the first movie adaptation that released in 2006. What I like about this series is that it goes beyond horror; there is something more to it than just a simple haunting or a serial killer chasing down teens. Above all, it has some pretty horrifying imagery. Check out the first full-length trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D after the jump.
Based on the revolutionary horror video game franchise from Konami, Silent Hill: Revelation 3Dlooks to up the ante from its predecessor and truly engulf audiences into this terrifying world. Surprisingly, the original Silent Hill film was able to take in almost $100 million worldwide in box office sales, will the sequel have what it takes to revamp the film franchise after a six year hiatus?
Video game movies have a tough time capturing audiences. It is a very niche market and ticket sale can be quite fickle. The Tomb Raider franchise may have star power behind it, but we’ve seen others films fail miserably with big name actors in them, including Max Payne, Street Fighter, Hitman, and Doom. I believe those lesser films were just too niche for mass audiences to latch onto. In order to create an appealing video game film, you have to adapt a story and create a concept that more than just gamers can relate to.
Does Silent Hill: Revelation 3D have what it takes to go break through the video game adaptation wall of shame or is the concept of this franchise just too bizarre for the average movie goer? Watch the trailer below and see for yourself:
From a fan standpoint, I think Silent Hill: Revelation 3D looks pretty exciting, but I hope the film doesn’t get too wrapped up in itself to confuse audiences. Silent Hill has a very rich history to its name, and my only concern is that they may have crammed too much into the film in fear that this would be their only shot to release another Silent Hill film. On the other hand, from the standpoint of one who regularly goes to movies, I don’t foresee this one doing too well in the box office. I do however think it may be one movie that will be overlooked by audiences just like the first one.
But hey, with a poster like the one below, that has to draw in a good amount of horror fans regardless of whether or not they have played the games before.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D official plot synopsis:
Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.
What I’ve always found frightening about this franchise was the monster/character creations these guys have imagined – specifically the nurses. (You always see someone dressed up as a Silent Hill nurse at a convention.) If you ran into these chicks in real life, you would be absolutely horrified – who would want a catheter inserted into your body by them? They are unpredictable and make the action in these films intense.
Lionsgate and Open Road Films have also released this frightening clip where are protagonists encounter the lovely ladies in white. Check it out below:
Not something you’d want to wake up to, now would you?! Click on the screenshots below to enlarge:
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will hit theaters October 26, 2012 and stars Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, Carrie-Ann Moss, Malcolm McDowell, Martin Donovan, Heather Marks.